In David Reinfeld’s hands, photography celebrates the underlying beauty of a variety of environments. From highlighting the landscapes of the American Southwest to turning urban scenes into dizzying arrangements of pattern and color, Reinfeld uses his sharp eye for color, texture and composition to give each image a strong presence—whether he is capturing the feel of a weathered rock face or the glossy, geometric patterns of a skyscraper. His photographs bring the worlds of the natural and man-made together and highlight their commonalities. “Wandering the streets feels the same as hiking in a remote canyon,” he says. “There is a feeling of form and structure, overwhelming from every angle.”
The artist studied with such masters of photography as Aaron Siskind, Lisette Model and Minor White, and there is a strong sense of classic form in his work. But, with their bold hues and surprising angles, his photographs also feel thoroughly fresh and contemporary. His vivid digital prints make a strong play for our attention, while also engaging us with their impressive subtlety.